Michelle Bachmann, she of we-should-investigate-anti-American-members-of-Congress infamy, said today that Republicans must do whatever they can to keep Democrats from consolidating power during Barack Obama’s time in office:
they’re trying to consolidate power, so we need to do everything we can to thwart them at every turn to make sure that they aren’t able to, for all time, secure a power base that for all time can never be defeated.
Unfortunately I’m inclined to agree. It’s not that I want Barack Obama’s presidency to fail. I want him to lead this country on a road back to prosperity, balanced budgets, and smaller government. But he seems disinclined to pursue any of those objectives in any comprehensible fashion.
For the time being at least, anything that hinders Democrats in their efforts to spend my children’s financial resources before they’ve even had a chance to earn them has to be considered a good thing.
Their $700+B spending spree poorly disguised as a stimulus bill is an abomination and a blatant use of fear and confusion on the part of Democrats to reap political gain and economic leverage. Barack Obama’s plans for a $3.7T federal budget are even more grotesque. This is a man who pretended to be a moderate during the presidential election? Yes, but he was lying. There’s no other way to say it.
Democrats’ spending spree is perhaps the ultimate example of political cynicism. Like children whose lollipop was snatched away by an adult, Democrats wailed like colicky infants for the short time they were out of power and are now laser-focused on doling out all of the money they were denied the chance to spend during the last 12 years.
It must be emphasized that a prime motivation for this liberal largesse is, of course, that by giving away other people’s money now Democrats effectively buy votes in future elections. This is an obscene distortion of the democratic process and one that needs to be opposed, even if it’s by Republicans who are little better themselves.